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Mutton busting during Chatfield Western Days


Mon, May 19th, 2014
Posted in Chatfield Government

Chatfield was one of three cities to receive an award for source drinking water protection efforts from the Minnesota Department of Health and Minnesota Rural Water Association. Photo by Karen Reisner

Dean Hilsman, President of the Chatfield Lions Club, asked the city council at their May 12 meeting for permission to sponsor a Mutton Busting event on the evening of Thursday, August 7 at Mill Creek Park.

The family orientated event will entertain with children of about 5 to 7 years old (70 pounds or less) making an attempt to ride a sheep for several seconds. Free will donations will be accepted during the event and hog raffle tickets will be sold.

Water Award

Chatfield, along with the cities of Paynesville and Glenwood, received an award for source drinking water protection efforts from the Minnesota Department of Health, Minnesota Rural Water Association. The award was accepted at the state capitol during Safe Drinking Water Week, May 4-10. This year is the 40th anniversary of the federal Safe Water Act.

Water superintendent Brian Burkholder said Chatfield was nominated because of its wellhead protection program.

Other Business In Brief

•Councilors approved a $200 increase in the retirement benefit as requested by the Fire Relief Association. President Rick Bell said there had not been an increase since 2008. The increase will raise the retirement benefit to $1,500 per year. The association will still have ample reserve funds after the benefit increase.

The benefit in 1986 was $500. If the increases had been made annually, the yearly increase would equate to 3.38 percent.

•There will be a trail run on the Lost Creek Hiking Trail on May 17. Pre-registration fee is $20 and day-of fee is $25. Funds will be used directly for trail improvements. The race will start at 9 a.m. at the starting line on Ninebark Road. A bus will leave Groen Park in Chatfield at 8:45 a.m. to take runners to the starting line. The trail covers 6.3 miles.

•Sue Kester detailed equipment needs and wants for EMS. She said a drill showed them they didn’t have enough radios. A motion to purchase four portable radios was approved. Kester noted Fillmore County has provided one AED which will be located in the Thurber Building. She is working to get grant funding for replacement defibrillators.

Because of the larger size of some patients an expandable patient surface (XPS) has been developed for Stryker cots. The larger cot area is for the safety and comfort of the patients. A motion to purchase two XPS at a cost of $1,411 each was approved. .....
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Cancer benefit motorcycle ride

Fri, May 2nd, 2014
Posted in Chatfield Government

Jeff Hare, Jac’s Bar and Grill, detailed plans for a 150-mile biker ride at the Chatfield City Council’s April 28 meeting. Mayor Russ Smith was absent. Hare reported that local bikers have put together plans for a cancer benefit ride on May 17. ..... 
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Chatfield Center for the Arts annual update

Fri, Apr 18th, 2014
Posted in Chatfield Government

F. Mike Tuohy, representing the Chatfield Center for the Arts (CCA) volunteer committee, addressed the city council at their April 14 meeting. He started the annual report with this big question. Where are we at with the Minnesota bonding bill? The a ..... 
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Chatfield EDA and City Council hold joint meeting

Fri, Mar 28th, 2014
Posted in Chatfield Government

In order to establish tax increment financing district (TIF) No. 2-5 the two bodies met together at the city council’s March 24 meeting. A public hearing was held on the modification of the municipal development district No. 2. No. 2-5 notes the ..... 
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CUP for apartments in Chatfield general commercial district issued

Fri, Mar 14th, 2014
Posted in Chatfield Government

At the Chatfield City Council’s March 10 meeting an application submitted by property owners Geoff and Monica Griffin to construct four apartments in their building located at 15 Third Street SE was approved. Councilor Ken Jacobson was absent. ..... 
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Chatfield to forgo billing for extra water and sewer costs

Fri, Feb 28th, 2014
Posted in Chatfield Government

Chatfield encourages residents with drinking water temperature of 40 degrees or lower to run their water continuously to prevent freezing of lateral water lines, a water main freezing, or a broken water main. Councilors approved the averaging of eac ..... 
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Chatfield plans for Family Dollar store

Fri, Feb 14th, 2014
Posted in Chatfield Government

At the February 10 Chatfield City Council meeting a resolution was adopted allowing the Chatfield EDA to enter into a purchase agreement to sell land for the future location of a Family Dollar store. The 0.85 acres is in the Twiford Redevelopment ..... 
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Location an issue for Veterans Memorial in Chatfield

Fri, Jan 31st, 2014
Posted in Chatfield Government

At the January 27 meeting of the Chatfield City Council an appropriate location for a Veterans Memorial proposed by the Chatfield American Legion Club was discussed at length. Councilor Paul Novotny was absent. Jerry Baudoin representing the Legi ..... 
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Chatfield accepts engineering proposal for St. Albans Place

Fri, Jan 17th, 2014
Posted in Chatfield Government

At the January 13 Chatfield City Council meeting councilors split the engineering responsibilities for the four 2014 street improvement projects planned. The city’s engineering firm WSB will do the engineering work for three of them. G-Cubed wil ..... 
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